Latin Cross


An irregular dodecagonal cross in the shape of a dagger |. The six faces of a cube can be cut along seven edges and unfolded into a Latin cross (i.e., the Latin cross is the net of the cube). Similarly, eight hypersurfaces of a hypercube can be cut along 17 squares and unfolded to form a three-dimensional Latin cross.


Another cross also called the Latin cross is illustrated above. It is a Greek cross with flared ends, and is also known as the crux immissa or cross patée.

See also

Cross, Dissection, Dodecahedron, Greek Cross, Maltese Cross

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Latin Cross." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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